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United States Ambassador to Portugal

United States Ambassador to Portugal

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This is a list of Ambassadors of the United States to Portugal
Portugal
Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

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Bilateral diplomatic relations between the United States and Portugal date from the earliest years of the United States. Following the Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War , the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.The war was the result of the...

, Portugal was the first neutral country to recognize
Diplomatic recognition
Diplomatic recognition in international law is a unilateral political act with domestic and international legal consequences, whereby a state acknowledges an act or status of another state or government in control of a state...

 the United States. On February 21, 1791, President George Washington
George Washington
George Washington was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783, and presided over the writing of...

 opened formal diplomatic relations, naming Col. David Humphreys
David Humphreys (soldier)
David Humphreys was a American Revolutionary War colonel and aide de camp to George Washington, American minister to Portugal and then to Spain, entrepreneur who brought Merino sheep to America and member of the Connecticut state legislature...

 as U.S. Minister Resident. Subsequent envoys were given the title Minister Plenipotentiary.

Ambassadors


  • David Humphreys
    David Humphreys (soldier)
    David Humphreys was a American Revolutionary War colonel and aide de camp to George Washington, American minister to Portugal and then to Spain, entrepreneur who brought Merino sheep to America and member of the Connecticut state legislature...

    • Title: Minister Resident
    • Appointed: February 21, 1791
    • Presented credentials: May 13, 1791
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, July 25, 1797

  • John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States . He served as an American diplomat, Senator, and Congressional representative. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. Adams was the son of former...

    • Title: Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 30, 1796
    • Presented credentials: —
    • Terminated mission: —

  • William L. Smith
    William Loughton Smith
    William Loughton Smith was an American lawyer from Charleston, South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in the U.S. House from 1789 until 1797 and served as the U.S...

    • Title: Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 10, 1797
    • Presented credentials: September 8, 1797
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, September 9, 1801
  • Note: There was no U.S. minister representing the U.S. from 1801–1807.
  • Thomas Sumter, Jr.
    • Title: Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 7, 1809
    • Presented credentials: June 7, 1810
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, July 24, 1819

  • John Graham
    • Title: Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: January 6, 1819
    • Presented credentials: June 24, 1819
    • Terminated mission: Left Rio de Janeiro, June 13, 1820

  • John James Appleton
    John James Appleton
    John James Appleton was a diplomat for the United States. His father was John Appleton, some time U. S. consul at Calais. John James studied at Phillips Andover Academy, and was graduated at Harvard in 1813...

    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: Not commissioned
    • Presented credentials: —
    • Terminated mission: His last dispatch was dated July 12, 1821.

  • Henry Dearborn, Sr.
    Henry Dearborn
    Henry Dearborn was an American physician, a statesman and a veteran of both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Born to Simon Dearborn and Sarah Marston in North Hampton, New Hampshire, he spent much of his youth in Epping, where he attended public schools...

    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 7, 1822
    • Presented credentials: Unknown
    • Terminated mission: Had farewell audience, June 30, 1824

  • Note: Between 1824 and 1854 there was no minister representing the U.S. in Lisbon. A series of chargés d’affaires acted as chief of mission.

  • Thomas L.L. Brent
    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: March 9, 1825
    • Presented credentials: June 24, 1825
    • Terminated mission: Left post on or soon after November 28, 1834

  • Edward Kavanagh
    Edward Kavanagh
    Edward Kavanagh was a United States Representative and the 17th Governor of Maine. Born in Newcastle, Maine, he attended Montreal Seminary and Georgetown College, He graduated from St. Mary's College in 1813. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Damariscotta, Maine...

    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: March 3, 1835
    • Presented credentials: July 25, 1835
    • Terminated mission: Relinquished charge, April 19, 1841

  • Washington Barrow
    Washington Barrow
    Washington Barrow was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 8th congressional district.-Biography:...

    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: August 16, 1841
    • Presented credentials: December 28, 1841
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, February 24, 1844

  • Abraham Rencher
    Abraham Rencher
    Abraham Rencher was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born near Raleigh, North Carolina, August 12, 1798; tutored at home and attended the common schools and Pittsboro Academy; graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1822; studied law; was admitted to...

    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: September 22, 1843
    • Presented credentials: February 24, 1844
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, November 4, 1847

  • George W. Hopkins
    George Washington Hopkins
    George Washington Hopkins was a nineteenth century United States politician, diplomat, lawyer, judge and teacher....

    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: March 3, 1847
    • Presented credentials: November 4, 1847
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, October 18, 1849

  • James Brown Clay
    James Brown Clay
    James Brown Clay was a Democratic Party member of the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky....

    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: August 1, 1849
    • Presented credentials: October 18, 1849
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 19, 1850

  • Charles B. Haddock
    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: December 10, 1850
    • Presented credentials: June 17, 1851
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, June 16, 1854

  • John L. O'Sullivan
    John L. O'Sullivan
    John Louis O'Sullivan was an American columnist and editor who used the term "Manifest Destiny" in 1845 to promote the annexation of Texas and the Oregon Country to the United States. O'Sullivan was an influential political writer and advocate for the Democratic Party at that time, but he faded...

    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: February 16, 1854
    • Presented credentials: June 16, 1854
    • Terminated mission: Promoted to Minister Resident June 29, 1854

  • John L. O'Sullivan
    John L. O'Sullivan
    John Louis O'Sullivan was an American columnist and editor who used the term "Manifest Destiny" in 1845 to promote the annexation of Texas and the Oregon Country to the United States. O'Sullivan was an influential political writer and advocate for the Democratic Party at that time, but he faded...

    • Title: Minister Resident
    • Appointed: June 29, 1854
    • Presented credentials: October 19, 1854
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, July 15, 1858

  • George W. Morgan
    George W. Morgan
    George Washington Morgan was an American soldier, lawyer, politician, and diplomat. He fought in the Texas Revolution and the Mexican-American War, and was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War...

    • Title: Minister Resident
    • Appointed: May 11, 1858
    • Presented credentials: July 15, 1858
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, July 19, 1861

  • James E. Harvey
    • Title: Minister Resident
    • Appointed: March 28, 1861
    • Presented credentials: July 19, 1861
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, July 15, 1869

  • Samuel Shellabarger
    Samuel Shellabarger (congressman)
    Samuel Shellabarger was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.Born near Enon, Ohio, Shellabarger attended the county schools and was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1841.He studied law....

    • Title: Minister Resident
    • Appointed: April 21, 1869
    • Presented credentials: July 15, 1869
    • Terminated mission: Relinquished charge, January 1, 1870

  • William Cumback
    William Cumback
    William Cumback was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.Born near Mount Carmel, Indiana, Cumback attended the common schools and was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.He taught school two years....

    • Title: Minister Resident
    • Appointed: January 28, 1870
    • Presented credentials: —
    • Terminated mission: —

  • Charles H. Lewis
    • Title: Minister Resident
    • Appointed: March 15, 1870
    • Presented credentials: June 15, 1870
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, April 8, 1875

  • Benjamin Moran
    Benjamin Moran
    Benjamin Moran worked at the United States Legation in London from 1853 to 1874.Moran first visited England in 1851...

    • Title: Minister Resident
    • Appointed: December 15, 1874
    • Presented credentials: April 8, 1875
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, November 9, 1876

  • Benjamin Moran
    Benjamin Moran
    Benjamin Moran worked at the United States Legation in London from 1853 to 1874.Moran first visited England in 1851...

    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: August 15, 1876
    • Presented credentials: November 15, 1876
    • Terminated mission: Recall presented by successor, September 27, 1882

  • John M. Francis
    • Title: Chargé d'Affaires
    • Appointed: April 28, 1882
    • Presented credentials: —
    • Terminated mission: —

  • John M. Francis
    • Title: Minister Resident/Consul General
    • Appointed: July 7, 1882
    • Presented credentials: October 5, 1882
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 25, 1884

  • Lewis Richmond
    • Title: Minister Resident/Consul General
    • Appointed: July 4, 1884
    • Presented credentials: October 23, 1884
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, May 7, 1885

  • Edward Parke Custis Lewis
    Edward Parke Custis Lewis
    Edward Parke Custis Lewis was a Confederate Army colonel, lawyer, legislator, and diplomat who served as United States Minister to Portugal from 1885 to 1889.-Biography:...

    • Title: Minister Resident/Consul General
    • Appointed: April 2, 1885
    • Presented credentials: June 18, 1885
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, June 14, 1889

  • George B. Loring
    George B. Loring
    George Bailey Loring was a Member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.He attended Franklin Academy at Andover, Massachusetts and later briefly taught school. He graduated from Harvard University in 1838 and from the Harvard medical school in 1842. He practiced medicine...

    • Title: Minister Resident/Consul General
    • Appointed: March 30, 1889
    • Presented credentials: August 29, 1889
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 31, 1890

  • George S. Batcheller
    • Title: Minister Resident/Consul General
    • Appointed: October 1, 1890
    • Presented credentials: December 30, 1890
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 17, 1892

  • Gilbert A. Pierce
    Gilbert A. Pierce
    Gilbert Ashville Pierce was an author, journalist, playwright, and a member of the Indiana state legislature, the eighth Governor of Dakota Territory, and representative for North Dakota in the United States Senate....

    • Title: Minister Resident/Consul General
    • Appointed: January 6, 1893
    • Presented credentials: March 20, 1893
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, May 24, 1893

  • Note: In 1893 the rank of the U.S. representative in Lisbon was raised to Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.

  • George William Caruth
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 25, 1893
    • Presented credentials: June 30, 1893
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, July 24, 1897

  • Lawrence Townsend
    Lawrence Townsend
    Lawrence Townsend was an American diplomat and later in life, after his retirement from government service, a business executive in Washington, DC....

    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 9, 1897
    • Presented credentials: August 18, 1897
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, May 29, 1899

  • John N. Irwin
    John N. Irwin
    John Nichol Irwin was an American businessman, politician and diplomat. Among the positions he held were Mayor of Keokuk, Iowa, Governor of Idaho Territory, Governor of Arizona Territory, and U.S...

    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 12, 1899
    • Presented credentials: December 26, 1899
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 15, 1900

  • Francis B. Loomis
    Francis B. Loomis
    Francis Butler Loomis began his career as a newspaperman in his hometown of Marietta, Ohio, editing the Marietta Leader while a student at Marietta College. A year following his graduation in 1883, Loomis became a reporter for the New York Tribune and later assumed a campaign press relations...

    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 17, 1901
    • Presented credentials: August 14, 1901
    • Terminated mission: Left post September 16, 1902

  • Charles Page Bryan
    Charles Page Bryan
    Charles Page Bryan was an American lawyer and diplomat.Bryan was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 2, 1856. He received his preparatory education in that city, subsequently becoming a student at the University of Virginia and later taking his degree in law at Columbian University , Washington,...

    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: January 7, 1903
    • Presented credentials: April 25, 1903
    • Terminated mission: Left post January 16, 1910

  • Henry T. Gage
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: December 21, 1909
    • Presented credentials: June 11, 1910
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 19, 1910

  • Henry S. Boutell
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 2, 1911
    • Presented credentials: —
    • Terminated mission: —

  • Edwin V. Morgan
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 24, 1911
    • Presented credentials: August 3, 1911
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 11, 1912

  • Cyrus E. Woods
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: January 25, 1912
    • Presented credentials: March 20, 1912
    • Terminated mission: Presented recall, August 19, 1913

  • Meredith Nicholson
    Meredith Nicholson
    Meredith Nicholson was a best-selling author from Indiana, United States, a politician, and a diplomat.-Biography:...

    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: Not commissioned
    • Presented credentials: —
    • Terminated mission: —

  • Thomas H. Birch – Political appointee
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 10, 1913
    • Presented credentials: December 15, 1913
    • Terminated mission: Left post March 15, 1922

  • Fred Morris Dearing
    Fred Morris Dearing
    Fred Morris Dearing was a United States diplomat.-Biography:Fred Morris Dearing was born in Columbia, Missouri on November 19, 1879....

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 10, 1922
    • Presented credentials: June 6, 1922
    • Terminated mission: Relinquished charge, February 28, 1930

  • John Glover South – Political appointee
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: December 16, 1929
    • Presented credentials: March 26, 1930
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 28, 1933

  • Robert Granville Caldwell – Political appointee
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 13, 1933
    • Presented credentials: August 21, 1933
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 28, 1937

  • Herbert Claiborne Pell
    Herbert Pell
    Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. was a United States Representative from New York, U.S. Minister to Portugal, U.S. Minister to Hungary, and an instigator and member of the United Nations War Crimes Commission....

     – Political appointee
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 27, 1937
    • Presented credentials: July 31, 1937
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 3, 1941

  • Bert Fish
    Bert Fish
    Bert Fish was an American judge, real-estate operator, finance director, philanthropist, and ambassador.-Early life:Fish originally hailed from Bedford, Indiana, but moved to Volusia County, Florida in 1881...

     – Political appointee
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 11, 1941
    • Presented credentials: March 26, 1941
    • Terminated mission: Died at post July 21, 1943

  • R. Henry Norweb – Career FSO
    • Title: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 15, 1943
    • Presented credentials: December 3, 1943
    • Terminated mission: Promoted to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary May 4, 1944

  • Note: In May 1944 the rank of the envoy to Portugal was raised to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

  • R. Henry Norweb – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 4, 1944
    • Presented credentials: June 20, 1944
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 15, 1945

  • Herman B. Baruch – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 9, 1945
    • Presented credentials: April 12, 1945
    • Terminated mission: Left post March 9, 1947

  • John C. Wiley – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 10, 1947
    • Presented credentials: June 18, 1947
    • Terminated mission: Left post March 15, 1948

  • Lincoln MacVeagh
    Lincoln MacVeagh
    Lincoln MacVeagh was a distinguished United States soldier, diplomat, businessman, and archaeologist. He served a long career as the United States ambassador to several countries during difficult times.-MacVeagh family:...

     – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 8, 1948
    • Presented credentials: June 9, 1948
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 26, 1952

  • Cavendish W. Cannon
    Cavendish W. Cannon
    Cavendish Wells Cannon was a long-time United States foreign service officer and diplomat.During World War II Cavendish served as the Assistant Chief of the State Department's Division of Southern European Affairs. For a time Cannon's work took him to Syria.He served as U.S...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 13, 1952
    • Presented credentials: June 2, 1952
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 1, 1953

  • M. Robert Guggenheim – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 24, 1953
    • Presented credentials: August 12, 1953
    • Terminated mission: Left post September 19, 1954

  • James C. H. Bonbright – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: January 24, 1955
    • Presented credentials: February 18, 1955
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 27, 1958

  • C. Burke Elbrick
    Charles Burke Elbrick
    Charles Burke Elbrick, , was a United States diplomat and career foreign service officer. During his career, he served three ambassadorships in various parts of the world, in addition to many other minor postings.Elbrick was the son of Charles Elbrick and his Irish wife, Lillian Burke...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 29, 1958
    • Presented credentials: January 13, 1959
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 31, 1963

  • George W. Anderson, Jr. – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 1, 1963
    • Presented credentials: October 22, 1963
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 1, 1966

  • W. Tapley Bennett, Jr. – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 10, 1966
    • Presented credentials: July 20, 1966
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 21, 1969

  • Ridgway B. Knight
    Ridgway B. Knight
    Ridgway Brewster Knight was an American diplomat who served as Ambassador to Syria , Belgium and Portugal ....

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 8, 1969
    • Presented credentials: July 30, 1969
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 24, 1973

  • Stuart Nash Scott
    Stuart Nash Scott
    For the sportscaster, see Stuart Scott. For the aviator, see Blanche Stuart Scott.Stuart Nash Scott was United States Ambassador to Portugal from 1973 to 1975.-Biography:...

     – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: December 19, 1973
    • Presented credentials: January 23, 1974
    • Terminated mission: Left post January 12, 1975

  • Frank C. Carlucci – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: December 9, 1974
    • Presented credentials: January 24, 1975
    • Terminated mission: Left post February 5, 1978

  • Richard J. Bloomfield – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 3, 1978
    • Presented credentials: March 10, 1978
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 10, 1982

  • Henry Allen Holmes – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 23, 1982
    • Presented credentials: October 15, 1982
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 26, 1985

  • Frank Shakespeare
    Frank Shakespeare
    Francis J. Shakespeare is a former American diplomat and media executive. He was the president of CBS Television before entering public service. He served as the United States Ambassador to Portugal from 1985 to 1986 and the United States Ambassador to the Holy See from 1986 to 1989...

     – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 2, 1985
    • Presented credentials: October 16, 1985
    • Terminated mission: Left post October 4, 1986

  • Richard N. Viets
    Richard Noyes Viets
    Richard Noyes Viets represented the United States as Ambassador to Tanzania in 1979, Jordan in 1981, and Jordan in 1997.-External links:**...

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: Not commissioned
    • Presented credentials: —
    • Terminated mission: —

  • Note: Between December 1986 and January 1988, the following two persons acted as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim at the embassy in Lisbon:
    • Alan Flanigan (December 1986–August 1987)
    • Wesley W. Egan (August 1987–January 1988)

  • Edward Morgan Rowell – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: January 19, 1988
    • Presented credentials: January 29, 1988
    • Terminated mission: Left post March 30, 1990

  • Everett Ellis Briggs
    Everett Ellis Briggs
    Everett Ellis Briggs is a United States diplomat.Briggs was born in Havana, Cuba in 1934. He is an alumnus of Dartmouth College....

     – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 1, 1990
    • Presented credentials: May 25, 1990
    • Terminated mission: Left post September 3, 1993

  • Note: Sharon P. Wilkinson served as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, September 1993–September 1994.

  • Elizabeth Frawley Bagley
    Elizabeth Frawley Bagley
    Elizabeth Frawley Bagley is an attorney specializing in trade and international law, a diplomat, and a major Democratic party donor and fundraiser.-Life:...

     – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 5, 1994
    • Presented credentials: September 21, 1994
    • Terminated mission: Left post October 3, 1997

  • Gerald S. McGowan
    Gerald S. McGowan
    Gerald Stephen "Jerry" McGowan is an American lawyer, and diplomat. He was appointed United States Ambassador to Portugal on November 10, 1997, and was sworn in by Vice President Al Gore. He presented his credentials in Lisbon, Portugal on March 19, 1998 and left his post on July 3, 2001...

     – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 10, 1997
    • Presented credentials: March 10, 1998
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 3, 2001

  • John N. Palmer – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 5, 2001
    • Presented credentials: November 28, 2001
    • Terminated mission: Left post September 25, 2004

  • Alfred Hoffman, Jr. – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 12, 2005
    • Presented credentials: November 30, 2005
    • Terminated mission: Left post, September 15, 2007

  • Thomas F. Stephenson – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 29, 2007
    • Presented credentials: February 8, 2008
    • Terminated mission: June 2009

  • Allan J. Katz – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 26, 2010
    • Presented credentials: April 28, 2010
    • Terminated mission: Incumbent

See also

  • Portuguese Embassy, Washington, D.C.
  • Portugal – United States relations
  • Foreign relations of Portugal
    Foreign relations of Portugal
    Foreign relations of Portugal are linked with its historical role as a major player in the Age of Discovery and the holder of the now defunct Portuguese Empire. Portugal is a European Union member state and a founding member of NATO. The country could be defined as a committed proponent of European...

  • Ambassadors of the United States

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